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Holy Clay

With a small piece of a cracker in one hand and a clear, thimble sized cup of juice in the other, I sat quietly listening to a song praising God for his grace and the power of the blood of Jesus to save us from our sins and I was blessed with a vision.  I observed the various forms of punishment and torture that were inflicted on Jesus but my focus was directed toward the drops of blood as they fell from His torn flesh and landed in the dirt.  At first, there were only a few scattered in a small area but as they continued to fall, a small puddle formed which then grew rapidly due to the massive amounts of blood coming from Christ’s body..

Soaking into the dirt, a mud-like substance formed…holy clay made from the dust of creation and the blood of Jesus, its Creator.

God began to speak to me about this special clay.  He appropriately began with Genesis and how he originally formed Adam: “The LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

When sin entered the world, Adam became a dying being and everyone else along with him.

He then sent me to the book of John where Jesus spat on the ground to make some mud to be placed on the eyes of a blind man, resulting in his healing.

If that much power was in a mixture of Jesus’ spit and dirt, than how much more powerful will the blood and dirt mix be?

What God spoke to me was this: the Bible says that when we put our trust in Jesus and are saved, our old self dies and we become a new creation.  God, who originally created us, does so again but this time using the blood infused clay mixed at the foot of the cross.  We then have the very life-giving blood of Jesus in and all through us and it is constantly working to sanctify us.

After thinking about this for the rest of the service and the days that followed, I could not help but praise God and pray Isaiah 64:8.

Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”

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